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Unhappy Crashed my Jeep into a tree :(

We had a very slippery and muddy Sunday last week.

We were driving down a little hill, gaining little bit too much speed. After some point the Jeep started to slide to the right. At this point I lost all steering control and just tried to slow down the vehicle.

Unfortunately it was not enough to prevent the Jeep from going over the bank . And to make it even worse, a huge hole to our right appeared, where we were exactly sliding to. As soon we started to drop into the hole, I turned hard right and accelerated to prevent from rolling.

Well learned from the mistake, fortunately not the hardest way, almost rolled :/

We had our Action Cam running, here is the video.

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post #2 of 23 Old 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM
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Minor damage, glad you're okay! Your girlfriend should be embarassed of you screaming like that when you went over...

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Mud sucks. Sure you weren't texting?
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Minor damage, glad you're okay! Your girlfriend should be embarassed of you screaming like that when you went over...
Haha it was pretty scary from inside

No texting. I was in 4wd. I shouldn't have put background music on. You can hear when it starts to slide. It was pretty long slide way. I guess a video from outside would show it much better.
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I always look fwd to seeing y'alls ( that would be you-guys-es) videos, kam.

I thought it was gonna be way worse than it was. I think that I would have been a little nervous of putting it on it's side... the way that you slid off. Glad y'all are okay.

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I watched all 4 mins...I was so hoping to see an airbag blow when it started sliding

Minor stuff. The mirror kinda sucks but it happens. Could have been worse if she did decide to pitch more to the passenger side. Look at it this way, the hardtop was fine, that would have been the expensive thing.

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I watched all 4 mins...I was so hoping to see an airbag blow when it started sliding

Minor stuff. The mirror kinda sucks but it happens. Could have been worse if she did decide to pitch more to the drivers side. Look at it this way, the hardtop was fine, that would have been the expensive thing.
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Forgot to ask, what in the hell were those wire coming out of the mirror stalk? Power mirrors?

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FIF the Down-Under crowd.
hahaha oh yeah, I forgot about that. Friggen backwards bastards. Next they'll say that they have a diesel option.

And Yeah, it's for the power mirrors. That's actually both power and heat.

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What kind of mamby pamby shit is that? I didn't even know you could get power mirrors with heat. Dafuq? LoL

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Power/Heated mirrors are factory on 2011+ JKs as far I know. Isn't it in US?

Had to order mirror from US, because its so crazy expensive here in Australia, around 300 bucks

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Power/Heated mirrors are factory on 2011+ JKs as far I know. Isn't it in US?

Had to order mirror from US, because its so crazy expensive here in Australia, around 300 bucks
Not sure, Brother, I would have laughed at the sales guy if he tried to get me into an option package that had them. Then again, I live in Phoenix so heated mirrors are a very low use item here. Power mirror? Yeah, I swivel my head powerfully to see behind me!

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Not sure, Brother, I would have laughed at the sales guy if he tried to get me into an option package that had them. Then again, I live in Phoenix so heated mirrors are a very low use item here. Power mirror? Yeah, I swivel my head powerfully to see behind me!
Wasn't a option for me. I don't care if it would be manual ^^
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Just more proof that our domestic market sucks. You should have just ordered a manual replacement U.S. passenger side mirror and capped off those wires.

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Just more proof that our domestic market sucks. You should have just ordered a manual replacement U.S. passenger side mirror and capped off those wires.
I was about to order manual, but the price difference was too small
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Crappy! Well, glad you're getting it all sorted out! We need more videos!

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Plenty of videos are coming soon.
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Yeah, mine are power. It's an option on 2011+. They are also heated. They come on when I hit the defrost...so it defrosts the rear window and the side mirrors. Useful for me, course, I'm in Canada. And you're right, the price difference between the heated/power mirrors and the manual mirrors isn't enough to warrant giving up the options.

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that music was a little dramatic !

Glad the damage was minimal, I expected a little worse when "recovery" flashed on the screen, but then you just drove out ?

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Heated mirrors would be nice for backing into a spot that has deep snow. Shit kicks up from the rear tires right into the mirrors.

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This is one thing you'll learn when offroading. Scratching the paint in the bushes is better then falling off the cliff.

In your case, the mud is always safer
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Holy shit, I saw the screen name and thought it said KARN. Glad you all are OK KAM.

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I expected a little worse when "recovery" flashed on the screen, but then you just drove out ?
Yeah, because Jeeps don't need any recovery :P
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